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Re/Framing Louis Kahn

Cemal Emden’s Photographs – Drawings and Paintings

CONTENTS

9 Introduction
Reframing an architectural genius…
Suna, İnan & İpek Kıraç
 
11 Foreword
“The Book is an Offering of the Mind”
N. Müge Cengizkan
 
15 Biographical Sketches
Louis Isadore Kahn
N. Müge Cengizkan
 
33 From Speeches by LOUIS I. KAHN
Silence and Light
 
125 From the speeches of LOUIS I. KAHN
The Room, the Street, and Human Agreement
 
213 From the speeches of LOUIS I. KAHN
Law and Rule in Architecture
 
285 LOUIS I. KAHN, Architect of Profound Priorities and of the Spiritual
Jale N. Erzen
 
331 Trying to Find Out “What it Wants to Be”: Architectural Sketches of Louis I. Kahn
Ahmet Gülgönen
 
339 Neslihan Dostoğlu:
“Kahn’s drawings almost speak”
 
342 Gönül Aslanoğlu Evyapan:
“The center of the architectural world was Philadelphia, because Louis Kahn was there”
 
346 Cengiz Yetken
“To understand Kahn, one must re-learn architecture”
 
350 Yıldırım Yavuz
“He had powerful ideas as a man of the world”
 
352 Orhan Özgüner
“For Kahn, architectural education needed to be devoid of formalities”

The exhibition Re/Framing Louis Kahn: Photographs by Cemal Emden – Drawings and Paintings focuses on the architectural and artistic works of Louis I. Kahn – architect, thinker, artist, and an “architectural guru” who is considered among the leading figures of 20th century architecture. Curated by Müge Cengizkan, the exhibition brings together drawings and photographs of architectural works from Pennsylvania, where Kahn lived, worked, and lectured – to Dacca and Ahmedabad, as well as his paintings and unique interviews. The exhibition’s focus is based on photographs that reframe Kahn’s buildings through themes such as “constructing the ground” and “kneading the program.” It also offers new insights into Kahn’s ideas through his visionary writings, which have been translated into Turkish for the first time.

The catalogue accompanying Re/Framing Louis Kahn: Photographs by Cemal Emden – Drawings and Paintings, edited by N. Müge Cengizkan and designed by Bülent Erkmen, includes articles by N. Müge Cengizkan, Jale Erzen, Ahmet Gülgönen, Gönül Aslanoğlu Evyapan, Neslihan Dostoğlu, Cengiz Yetken, Yıldırım Yavuz and Orhan Özgüner, as well as Kahn’s cult texts “Silence and Light,” “Agreement between the Room, the Street, and Humanity,” and “Law and Rule in Architecture,” which have been translated into Turkish for the first time.

Publication date: 2017
Pages: 354
ISBN: 978-605-4642-74-8